Sunday, July 18, 2010

Textile Retreats in the Burren, Co. Clare

 Creative Knitting for Beginners with Liz Spillane

You may know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off but your want to explore the creative side to Hand Knitting. Things like: making your own knitting yarns, making and knitting a super-super chunky yarn and knitting it with a "broom handle" - breaking the mystery of twisting a cable, discovering circular knitting and being creative with colour. 

Date: October 1st-3rd 2010
Cost: €225 p.p.


Felting with Suzanne McCulloch

You will design and create your oun pair of slippers and a handbag using the seamless felt making technique. Explore the various different ways of manipulating the wool to embellish your pieces with techniques such as layering, trapping fibres and needle felting, using beautifully soft hand dyed fibres such as Marino and Blue Faced Leicester. Finish off each felted delight with your very own personalised handmade label. 

Date: 8th - 10th October 2010
Cost: €175p.p.


Designing for the Advanced Knitter with Liz Spillane

You are an experienced Hand Knitter and would love to create your own "Designer" garment At this workshop you will learn the basic principles of designing a hand knitted garment With your own research and the chosen yarn you wish to work with, you will design your own garment, knit swatches of the fabric to be used, plot the pattern and discuss the process of making the garment

Date: 15th - 17th October 2010
Cost: €210p.p.


All rates include 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast, 2 lunches and 12 hour workshops (6 on Saturday, and 6 on Sunday).
Single Rook Supplement €40 per person (limited Supply)

Portfolio on tutors and equipment required, Please check out our website

Drumcreehy House,
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare,
Tel: 065 7077377


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